Former President Donald Trump has reportedly told people that he expects to be reinstated in the White House by August. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released the information this morning. There is no constitutional basis to support Trump's claim.
"It doesn't happen in a vacuum. It happened when he was facing the possibility of a Manhattan prosecution, ”noted Haberman.
It doesn't happen in a vacuum. It happened when he was faced with the possibility of indictment by the Manhattan Attorney General.
– Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
Last week, the Manhattan District Attorney convened a grand jury that is expected to decide whether Trump, corporate executives, or the Trump organization itself should be charged if prosecutors bring criminal charges to the panel.
Trump criticized the body's creation as an example of partisan drudgery and reiterated his lies about the integrity of the 2020 general election, which he repeatedly labeled as fraudulent despite evidence to the contrary.
"This is purely political and an affront to the nearly 75 million voters who backed me in the presidential election and it's being pushed by highly partisan Democratic prosecutors," Trump said in a statement last week. "Our country is broken, our elections are rigged, corrupt and stolen, our prosecutors are politicized, and I just have to keep fighting like I've done for the past five years!"
Haberman shared the information as controversy swirled over Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. Flynn appeared to be advocating the overthrow of the United States government.
“No reason, I mean it should happen here. No reason. That's right, ”Flynn replied to an audience at an event in Dallas who asked if a coup was no different from the one that took place in Myanmar in February.
Attorney Sidney Powell, who has represented Flynn in the past, insisted that Flynn did not encouraged "any act of violence or any military uprising". She attributed the excitement over Flynn's comments to media distortion. A Flynn Parler account later claimed his comments were taken out of context.
"Let me be VERY CLEAR – there is NO reason for a coup d'état in America and I have not and at no time have requested such action," the message reads.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.